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Life Science Assistant Professor @ Helsinki University | Finland

Life Science Assistant Professor @ Helsinki University | Finland

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Life Science Assistant Professor @ Helsinki University | Finland

Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE is a new life science research institute forming an attractive international environment for researchers, and facilitating national and international partnerships in areas of research, infrastructures, and innovations as presented in brief on these pages. The university life science research institutes – Institute of Biotechnology, Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, and Neuroscience Center – are included in HiLIFE as operative units.

HiLIFE operates mostly on the Viikki bioscience campus and within the Academic Medical Center Helsinki. HiLIFE activities are initiating with recruitments to HiLIFE Tenure Track positions, selection of HiLIFE Fellows and Programs, developing the HiLIFE Infrastructure and Innovation programs, and enhancing collaboration with national and international partners.

5 TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR POSITIONS,
HELSINKI INSTITUTE OF LIFE SCIENCE HiLIFE

Applications are invited for five tenure track

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
positions available starting January 2017 at Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE. The positions come with a competitive starting package and running budget.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent externally funded line of research on the bioscience or medical campuses. Finalists must successfully complete an interview process that includes a research seminar and teaching demonstration.

The positions are initially for three to five years with a possibility for extension or tenuring following successful evaluation. All positions are shared between HiLIFE and one of the participating faculties. The salary is negotiable within the framework of the University of Helsinki regulations.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

We seek candidates with a doctorate degree and significant post-doctoral experience in current or emerging areas of life science and recent demonstration of excellence in research. For associate level recruitment significant achievement as a principal investigator is desired. Please also note the formal qualifications required for assistant professor below and the general qualification requirements of the University of Helsinki.

APPLICATION

Applications are to be submitted at helsinki.fi/hilife/recruit by August 21 and include:

  • a motivation letter (1 page)
  • a list of publications starting with five selected publications describing the key finding and applicants contribution
  • curriculum vitae including teaching experience (2 pages)
  • a research plan (2 pages).
  • Additionally, three letters of reference should submitted using the “Letter of reference form” at the link above by August 28.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact HiLIFE director, Professor Tomi P Makela (+358 2941 25500; hilife-director@helsinki.fi)

All life science faculties – Agriculture and Forestry, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Veterinary Medicine – are participating in these activities and in this call.

FURTHER INFORMATION

HILIFE TENURE TRACK POSITIONS

The University of Helsinki tenure track system aims to increase the predictability, competitiveness, and attractiveness of academic career while promoting internationalisation at the University. The goal is to attract the most talented, suitable and motivated individuals in an increasingly competitive environment.

The HiLIFE Tenure Track positions are initially for three to five years with a possibility for extension or tenuring following successful evaluation. Initial contracts are made based on qualifications and experience and often for five years for international recruits to allow for accomodation. The positions are shared between HiLIFE and one of the participating faculties, where contracts are with HiLIFE during the tenuring periods and with one of the faculties when tenured. Recruitments can be made either as Assistant or Associate Professors. Following the initial period Assistant Professor recruits are evaluated for Associate Professor positions and Associate Professor recruits for tenured positions.

PROVISIONS ON THE DEGREES AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

An appointee to the position of assistant proessor in the tenure track system shall hold a doctoral degree, have the ability to conduct independent scholarly work and have the teaching skills necessary for the position. In addition, applicants for assistant professorships shall demonstrate their ability and motivation for an academic career through publications and other means.
When considering applicants’ qualifications, account shall be taken not only of their research work and teaching qualifications, but also of their success in obtaining external research funding, international research experience and other international experience.

To successfully attend to the duties of the position, the appointee must have good English skills. Although according to the Finnish Government Decree on Universities, assistant/associate professors must be proficient in Finnish, and have skills in Swedish, foreign citizens, non-native Finnish citizens or citizens who have not been educated in Finnish or Swedish can be exempted from this requirement without a separate application.

Apply here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-life-science/5-tenure-track-assistantassociate-professor-positions

Apply at latest 21.08.2016

DUE DATE
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Life Science Assistant Professor @ Helsinki University | Finland

View Original Notification: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/assistant-professor-tenure-track-university-of-helsinki

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